Arsenal update: good and bad news on the David Villa chase

There some good news and band news for Arsenal fans this morning – well those who covet the signing of one David Villa from Barcelona. The good news is that the player didn’t get a run out in the Catalan team’s 4-2 victory over Malaga in the Copa del Rey last night. Villa is apparently frustrated at his lack of …

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AshleyArsenal update: good and bad news on the David Villa chase
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Spanish paper claims Arsenal are negotiating for £17.6 million German defender Mats Hummels

Spanish football site Fichajes has been stirring things up a bit by suggesting that Arsenal are already in negotiations with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of the club’s highly rated defender Mats Hummels. The German has been watched by a number of Premiership clubs, but if Fichajes is right it puts the North London side in pole position to sign …

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AshleySpanish paper claims Arsenal are negotiating for £17.6 million German defender Mats Hummels

Wilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s ongoing campaign to snap up the best young British talent continues with the news that Crystal Palace’s exceptional winger Wilfried Zaha is to join the club. The player is said to be on his way to Old Trafford to undergo a medical after agreeing a £15 million move and a five and half year contract. It sounds …

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AshleyWilfried Zaha about to undergo medical at Man United. Five and half year deal agreed.
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Why Mohamed Diame makes sense for Arsenal and will be the club’s next signing

Only a week to go before the transfer window shuts and Arsenal are still in search of reinforcements. Arsene Wenger has suggested he will add two players to the squad and given the others players he has mentioned it would appear that top of his wants list is a striker and combative central midfielder. While he is  a long way …

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AshleyWhy Mohamed Diame makes sense for Arsenal and will be the club’s next signing
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Arsenal update: Brazillian youngster linked, Ashley Williams one for the summer?

Just one week to go before the transfer madness in this window is over. Until then expect lots of players to be linked to Arsenal, who still, in case you had forgotten, have two players to sign. After Stevan Jovetic yesterday, several papers are reporting that Arsene Wenger is looking at another Italian-based player. Sky Italia is leading the charge …

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AshleyArsenal update: Brazillian youngster linked, Ashley Williams one for the summer?
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Lopez looking unlikely. Rumours from Italy that Wenger wants Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetić

So the David Villa deal is in the balance, Adrian Lopez looks like he is staying at Atletico, Edinson Cavani is probably too pricey, so where should Arsene Wenger go next to find a striker? According to Italian football site Football Italia Arsenal are prepared to offer Fiorentina £20m for the services of Stevan Jovetic. A number of clubs have …

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AshleyLopez looking unlikely. Rumours from Italy that Wenger wants Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetić
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Arsenal update: Long-term Wenger target Younes Belhanda looks like an option

Arsene Wenger has already done business with French side Montpelier. In the summer he signed Olivier Giroud from the French Champions and if the gossip it to be believed he also had a word of two about defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – who is now a Newcastle player. Might he be picking up the phone to the club to talk about …

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AshleyArsenal update: Long-term Wenger target Younes Belhanda looks like an option

Arsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Arsene Wenger has said before that he likes to leave things late in the transfer window in order to get the best deals. Well it seems he is going to go to the wire on the man who could be Arsenal’s number one winter target – David Villa. Although Barcelona have stated that he is not for sale the player …

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AshleyArsenal update: Arsene Wenger to move for Davild Villa next week

Liverpool update: Bayern Munich in shock move for Luis Suarez. New bid for Philippe Coutinho

Luis Suarez’s electric form for Liverpool hasn’t gone unnoticed in Germany. The latest club to be linked to the Uruguayan is Bayern Munich who are apparently, well The Express says, are lining up a £40 million move for the player. However before Liverpool fans get too concerned the source of the rumour is Spanish newspaper Sport (as reported by The …

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AshleyLiverpool update: Bayern Munich in shock move for Luis Suarez. New bid for Philippe Coutinho

Arsenal update – Mohamed Diame ‘set to be Arsenal’s first signing?’ and why it is a great move

There’s a lot of buzz this morning about the possible transfer of West Ham’s central midfielder, Mohamed Diame, to Arsenal. And much of it has been fuelled by Arsene Wenger who told reporters earlier “He has a great presence in the games, I have seen him have a big impact,” Goal.com reports that Wenger will make one more check on …

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AshleyArsenal update – Mohamed Diame ‘set to be Arsenal’s first signing?’ and why it is a great move

Arsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger

Man United’s chase of Wilfried Zaha seems finally to be reaching a conclusion with the BBC reporting that the two clubs are going to hold further talks today. The main issue appears to be whether Zaha will be loaned back to Palace for the rest of the season to help the side’s promotion campaign. Ben Smith of the BBC said …

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AshleyArsenal ‘never in’ for Wilfried Zaha. Man United hold further talks with the Palace winger

Arsenal update: Wenger considers Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the balance

In the last couple of days an old rumour has re-surfaced – the one that sees Celtic’s Victor Wanyama joining the club as a holding midfielder. Wanyama has been impressive for Celtic in both the Scottish Premiership and The Champions League and would be a straight replacement for Alex Song who left for Barcelona in the summer. The Indie says …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wenger considers Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the balance

Arsenal update – David Villa wants to leave Barca now says Spanish paper

The David Villa to Arsenal saga was thought to be over last week after Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said “I completely rule out the transfer of Villa during the winter market.” However, in what could be great news for Arsenal fans, the 31 year old striker apparently doesn’t see things that way. The Independent has reports from Spanish paper Sport …

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AshleyArsenal update – David Villa wants to leave Barca now says Spanish paper

Man United boss Fergie meets Wilfried Zaha – £15 million deal imminent

It seems as if Sir Alex Ferguson might have shunned the odd glass of Merlot – or maybe something warmer – with AVB last night as he had other business to attend to. The Mirror is reporting that the United boss made a beeline for a London hotel to meet Crystal Palace’s highly rated tricky winger Wilfried Zaha. The Mirror …

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AshleyMan United boss Fergie meets Wilfried Zaha – £15 million deal imminent

Arsenal update: last minute bids for Yanga-Mbiwa and Sunzu and Gourcuff on loan?

Arsene Wenger said the other day that he liked to wait until the end of the window before he bid for the players he most wants. But what if other clubs move first? Well Arsene is going to have act quickly if he wants to secure the signing of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Stoppila Sunzu both of whom are apparently on …

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AshleyArsenal update: last minute bids for Yanga-Mbiwa and Sunzu and Gourcuff on loan?
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Opinion: Wake up Roman! Chelsea are becoming a Pantomime club

Simon Poulter edits What Would David Bowie Do and is more than a little unhappy with event at The Bridge I can’t verify this, but it is possible that the under-communicative oligarch Roman Abramovich is currently still enjoying the good life on St. Barts. For it is there that the Chelsea Football Club owner has been – and may well …

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AshleyOpinion: Wake up Roman! Chelsea are becoming a Pantomime club

Arsenal update: BBC says Walcott to sign today, Zaha favours move to Man United

Ok, so he still hasn’t actually ‘signed da ting’, but the BBC at least is confident that Theo Walcott is about to splash the ink on a new deal at Arsenal. It even suggests it could be done today. They say “Agreements have now been reached between Arsenal and their top scorer, who could put pen to paper on Friday …

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AshleyArsenal update: BBC says Walcott to sign today, Zaha favours move to Man United
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Man City tactics – Milner Better Option Than Nasri on Form

It’s strange to think that Samir Nasri, artistic playmaker, and James Milner, determined workhorse, cost Manchester City roughly the same amount of money, depending on one’s valuation of Stephen Ireland in the Milner swap deal. But although Nasri is the more talented footballer, Milner was excellent against Arsenal last weekend, and deserves to keep his place for the home match …

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AshleyMan City tactics – Milner Better Option Than Nasri on Form
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Why Mohamed Diame could be Arsenal’s best bit of transfer business this window

It has been a busy day for Arsenal transfer rumors and this time the source of them is none other than the manager himself with his praise for both Wilfried Zaha, and tantalisingly for Gunners fans, Edinson Cavani. There is however one rumour that won’t go away and that does appear to make a huge amount of sense and that …

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AshleyWhy Mohamed Diame could be Arsenal’s best bit of transfer business this window
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Arsenal update: Wenger confirms interest in Edinson Cavani. No move for Zaha yet

In a move sure to massively excite Arsenal fans Arsène Wenger has confirmed his interest in the 25 year old Uruguayan Napoli striker Edinson Cavani – a player who ticks both the marquee signing and RVP replacement boxes. When asked about the player who has been in scintillating form for Napoli in Serie A this season scoring 16 goals (one …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wenger confirms interest in Edinson Cavani. No move for Zaha yet